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Name: Eleanor_Prewett (Signed) · Date: 07/21/06 12:08 · For: Confrontation
I just discovered this story a few nights ago amidst my midnight wanderings through the fanfic archives and read it in two sittings. First, I would like to say that I have never read a Charlie/Hermione fic as good as this. And, in truth, I was reluctant to read it because of this. Something drew me, nevertheless, and I am incredibly glad that it did because I ADORE this story! In part, I love it because I live in a (formerly) plantation town south of Charleston. The Dockside Theatre is my favorite building downtown (and I think I have seen more plays there than in all other theatres combined), so I was absolutely giddy while reading of the ball, imagining everything in minute detail with relation to that building. I could further imagine the old slave market as well as the cobble-stoned streets, airy wrap-around porches, and beautiful afternoons on the beach by the ocean. Altogether, this fic made me feel as if I were reading about home, bringing the characters and plots much, much closer to my heart and attention than any other story, the HP books included.

Deceptive Appearances also highlighted small aspects of slavery that, I like to think, only people who live down here can fully appreciate because we are surrounded by the reminders of such (Just down a few miles from me is an old plantation with a broken tabby wall and oak-lined driveway). Additionally, I was quite glad to see and be able to follow your links at the end of each chapter as they also gave me some new insight into the period (the ball gowns and habits in particular). You taught me about aspects of life in the pre-Civil War era which I was not aware (the lead weights in the skirts of the riding habits, for example) but very eager to learn of.

Furthermore, the way you brought so many characters into the story was nothing short of brilliance. You molded each into whomever she or he was required to be to fulfill his/her purpose in your story, yet kept them close enough to canon that the readers can use that knowledge as a base on which to set these people as you introduced them. I was simply amazed by the way you wove so much of the characters' tendencies and even singular incidents into your story and made them just as believable in a non-magical world as a magical one.

I sincerely hope you will further explore these characters and relationships in this era and place. I look forward to reading more of your work and have already begun perusing your other stories. Wonderful work.


Author's Response: Wow, I hardly know what to respond to this - I'm happy you like it seems a bit inadequate :D

I am nevertheless thrilled that you do like the story and it means so much to me that someone living in the area feels 'at home' when I write the setting. Since I have never been to those parts of the US, it took a lot of research to try to get things right, and I'm so glad I seem to have been able to do just that. As a history freak I'm also delighted to hear that you think you learnt more about history from the story and of course I can even begin to express how flattered I am at the thought that you think my story brought the characters so close to your heart.

I have indeed thought about exploring this further, but if I do, I will probably do so in an original setting, changing the characters and try to make a book out of it. I think it's far enough from HP to do that, even if it would require a lot of rewriting and rethinking of character parts. Either way, I hope you wish me luck on my endeavour.

Name: Trinidy Sagaro (Signed) · Date: 07/21/06 9:11 · For: First Impressions
You have written some of my favorite stories!!! Please write again!!!

Author's Response: I am, just not always what fits this site - you can find many more of my stories at my LJ (http://millieweasley.livejournal.com/). And thank you so much. :D

Name: Mrs C Felton (Signed) · Date: 07/19/06 14:46 · For: Confrontation
wow i loved that story
u r surch a good writer

Name: Mrs C Felton (Signed) · Date: 07/19/06 14:44 · For: Confrontation
wow i loved that story
u r surch a good writer

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm so happy you think so.

Name: Valentinia (Signed) · Date: 07/17/06 18:21 · For: Confrontation
I don't usually like Charlie/Hermione stories, but here it didn't bother me in the least, as this story was, after all, AU. I like how the characters are in character and yet so well adapted to such a different setting. Wonderful, if slightly fluffy (that's not a bad thing, :D) story. By the way, I loved the dresses, too. You must have put a lot of work into making this realistic, and you definately succeeded perfectly!

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I did work hard on this story and I'm very happy that so many people appriciated the story that came out.

Name: mock_turtle (Signed) · Date: 06/28/06 18:06 · For: Confrontation
I think I read this chapter already and didn't know that it was the End. I'm really upset now...I thought there was more coming. :(
Anyway--this story was an absolute pleasure to read. I enjoyed it very much, especially the true historical references. Please write more, and I will be looking for more of your work here on MNFF. cheers!

Author's Response: I'm sorry you didn't realise it was the ending, I'm well aware that I could have continued this for much longer if I had wanted to. At the time, however, this was about as much as I could master. Maybe one day, huh?

And thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and I do promise to write more stories. I do all the time, after all, so just keep an eye out.

Name: sonal (Signed) · Date: 06/17/06 0:56 · For: Confrontation
sorry cud log in only today as was out . this is getting so cute... it is so sappy n mushy n stuff but i really want a lil bit more of the slaves n their freedom part.

Author's Response: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. And if I choose to write a sequel I am sure the freedom fight will take up more space.

Name: cedriclover (Signed) · Date: 06/12/06 20:32 · For: Confrontation
well greeat! i'll watch out for your name! =] excellent writer, can't wait for any more you'll pull out. =]

and yes, this was an awesome fic.

Author's Response: *blush* Thank you. I'm glad you think so. :D

Name: blackgem (Signed) · Date: 06/09/06 21:37 · For: First Impressions
I really hope you do end up writing a sequel to this. It would be amazing.

Author's Response: Thank you. And I'll see - when I have time and energy I might just do that :D

Name: HStarRunner23 (Signed) · Date: 06/08/06 15:27 · For: Confrontation
Aww, that's it? I want more! I'm still hungry for your story!!! Boo Hoo, I'm sad it's over... But, it was really good, and that satisfies me. I think you should write a sequel. Oh, please do! It would make me oh so happy! Keep me updated please and let me know if there WILL be a sequel. ~HStarRunner23

Author's Response: Thanks. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story so much, and I might very well write a sequel one day. I know there is a lot to pick up if I choose to do so. For now, however, I'm on to new projects.

Name: freyagriffin (Signed) · Date: 06/08/06 10:43 · For: Confrontation
I thought the story was great I never would of thought of a southern scene for the Potter group. Thanks alot for sharing

Author's Response: Thank you for reading. I'm glad you liked the story.

Name: Tit (Signed) · Date: 06/08/06 2:34 · For: Confrontation
Very nice, I liked it. Thank you !

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

Name: blackgem (Signed) · Date: 06/07/06 22:26 · For: Confrontation
Oh my God! I totally loved this chapter. It was amazing. Thank you so much for posting so soon. Oh my God! I so screamed at the end when I realized that they want to marry each other. YaY! It was a fantastic chapter with fantastic writing. Plz update really really soon I cannot wait to see what happens.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. I'm so glad you liked the chapter. My thought however, was that this was the end. I quite like the idea that the rest is up to all of you to imagine. Then again, I might very well end up writing a sequel one day :D

Name: HermioneTwin7 (Signed) · Date: 06/07/06 21:55 · For: Confrontation
ooooooooooooo, hurry up with the ending! will it be an epilouge? ......

.........or is there more to the story?

Author's Response: Actually the rest is up to you. I'm not much for epilouges, I like to leave things where you can still imagine an ending of your own, so this is it. I might very well write a sequel one day, but for now, I'm quite happy with this as it is.

Name: cedriclover (Signed) · Date: 06/07/06 21:38 · For: Confrontation
NICE! i'mm soo back. ;] this is lovely. i loved it! MIONE, you can be sucha hasty lass. =] thank goodness charlie was in time. can't wait for next chappie! =D

Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it, although I have to say, that there will be no more story for now. This was the ending and the rest is up to you (although I might very well continue this in a sequel if I ever get the mood to do so one day. I know there is still much to pick up on if I'd want to.)

Name: mock_turtle (Signed) · Date: 06/07/06 19:05 · For: Confrontation
Aww...I've been waiting so long for this...It's so Cute! (In a good way.)

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you like the conclusion.

Name: nikster (Signed) · Date: 06/05/06 11:48 · For: Panicking
Poor Charlie I hope he tells Hermione the truth soon...At least he made the first move even if it in the olden days!! Great Part...cont soon

Author's Response: Charlie will tell the truth, but the question is, will Hermione listen?

Name: blackgem (Signed) · Date: 06/05/06 4:26 · For: Panicking
Wow! That was amazing. Bring on the next chapter. I cannot wait to see Hermione's reaction when he tells her the truth. I so love your writing. I hope they accept the next chapter soon.

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you like this, and my writing in general. Thanks again.

Name: blackgem (Signed) · Date: 06/05/06 4:25 · For: Panicking
Wow! That was amazing. Bring on the next chapter. I cannot wait to see Hermione's reaction when he tells her the truth. I so love your writing. I hope they accept the next chapter soon.

Author's Response: Thanks. I hope they do too :D

Name: cedriclover (Signed) · Date: 06/04/06 21:54 · For: Confrontation
can't wait for this to be accepted! really exciting. :D

Author's Response: Thanks :D

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